The main difference between Island and Continent is that the Island is a sub-continental land that is surrounded by water and Continent is a very large landmass
An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, skerries, cays or keys. An island in a river or a lake island may be called an eyot or ait, and a small island off the coast may be called a holm. A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands is called an archipelago, such as the Philippines, for example.
An island may be described as such, despite the presence of an artificial land bridge; examples are Singapore and its causeway, and the various Dutch delta islands, such as IJsselmonde. Some places may even retain “island” in their names for historical reasons after being connected to a larger landmass by a land bridge or landfill, such as Coney Island and Coronado Island, though these are, strictly speaking, tied islands. Conversely, when a piece of land is separated from the mainland by a man-made canal, for example the Peloponnese by the Corinth Canal or Marble Hill in northern Manhattan during the time between the building of the United States Ship Canal and the filling-in of the Harlem River which surrounded the area, it is generally not considered an island.
There are two main types of islands in the sea: continental and oceanic. There are also artificial islands.
A continent is one of several very large landmasses. Generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven regions are commonly regarded as continents. Ordered from largest in area to smallest, they are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.Geologically, the continents largely correspond to areas of continental crust that are found on the continental plates. However, some areas of continental crust are regions covered with water not usually included in the list of continents. Zealandia is one such area (see submerged continents below). This type of landmass is only known to exist on Earth.Islands are frequently grouped with a neighbouring continent to divide all the world’s land into geopolitical regions. Under this scheme, most of the island countries and territories in the Pacific Ocean are grouped together with the continent of Australia to form a geopolitical region called Oceania.
A contiguous area of land, smaller than a continent, totally surrounded by water.
An entity surrounded by other entities that are very different from itself.
“an island of tranquility (a calm place surrounded by a noisy environment)”
“an island of colour on a butterfly’s wing”
A superstructure on an aircraft carrier’s deck.
A traffic island.
“the island in the middle of a roundabout”
An unincorporated area wholly surrounded by one or more incorporated areas.
A phrase from which a wh-word cannot be extracted without yielding invalid grammar.
To surround with water; make into an island.
To set, dot (as if) with islands.
Each of the main continuous land-masses on the earth’s surface, now generally regarded as seven in number, including their related islands, continental shelves etc.
A large the Continent.
Land (as opposed to the water).
Exercising self-restraint; controlled, temperate with respect to one’s bodily needs or passions, especially sex, urination and/or defecation.
Not interrupted; connected; continuous.
“a continent fever”
Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing.
“Which is not tomb enough and continent/To hide the slain? (Shakespeare: Hamlet, 4.4.)”